Scadoxus cyrtanthiflorus

Mike Rummerfield
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:07:33 PST
Yes, got to watch out for those canine (and feline) episodes.
Scadoxus says - "I get no respect."

On Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Leo Martin <> wrote:

> Happy New Year to all.
> I got 5 sprouted seeds of the above in spring 2015 from Silverhill. I put
> them on top of damp sphagnum moss in a large jar, formerly housing 2 quarts
> / liters of cocktail olives. I set the jar on its side, with the lid shut,
> in my back bathroom. This is the coolest room in my house, and also has a
> skylight, providing bright shade during the day. I removed the cover every
> few days for a few minutes to provide air exchange.
> The room was between 80-95 degrees F / 30-35C through the summer. Two
> rotted quickly. Three sent out radicles about an inch long, but did not
> grow further. Then there was an unfortunate canine episode resulting in an
> environmental dislocation and tumbling, but not a jar fracture. Two of the
> remaining three survivors did no tolerate this.
> In the past few weeks, that room has had temperatures in the low to mid 50s
> F / +/- 7C and the survivor has begun growing strongly. I gently lifted the
> moss and reset the plant so I could stand the jar on end and allow the
> shoot more head space. The leaf shoot is now brushing the inside of the lid
> and I will move it to something taller, like a vase. I think the sphagnum
> is a good medium so far.
> Leo Martin
> Zone 9?
> Phoenix Arizona USA
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